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Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
US humorist, novelist, short story author, & wit [more author details]
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Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
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Do something every day that you don't want to do; this is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.
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Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
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Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
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Education: that which reveals to the wise, and conceals from the stupid, the vast limits of their knowledge.
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Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable.
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Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't.
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George Washington, as a boy, was ignorant of the commonest accomplishments of youth. He could not even lie.
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Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.
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Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.
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Grief can take care of itself; but to get the full value of a joy you must have someone to divide it with.
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Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time.
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Habit is habit, and not to be flung out the window by man, but coaxed downstairs, a step at a time.
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Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it.
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Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritations and resentments slip away and a sunny spirit takes their place.
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I am opposed to millionaires, but it would be dangerous to offer me the position.
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I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying that I approved of it.
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I don't give a damn for a man that can only spell a word one way.
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I don't like to commit myself about heaven and hell-you see, I have friends in both places.
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I have a higher and grander standard of principle than George Washington. He could not lie; I can, but I won't.
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